But what you failed to mention is that they can buy a days worth of food for that one hour of work. Perspective is everything. Also, the unions of the 1950's are not in any way similar to what unions are today.:
#11 | POSTED BY DANIEL AT 2014-01-14 01:31 PM | FLAG: MISSING THE OBVIOUS AGAIN
I know I know I know... All unions workers are left wing democrats, all government workers are left wing democrats, all unemployed receiving benefits are left wing democrats all social security recipients are left wing democrats, all disability recipients are left wing democrats, all food stamp recipients are left wing democrats in fact every lousy stinking unproductive member of society are left wing democrats. That is the illusion you operate under because secretly in your heart of hearts you love nothing more that to paint all failure as leftist liberals, bent on dragging this nation into an economic pit.
Meanwhile back in reality land every major economic disaster to befall this nation in the last 100 years has been at the hands of some republiclown smarm pursuing some capitalist vision.
Did the economy fare better under Bush or Clinton? Did the economy fare better under Bush or Obama? No matter what you say the truth is that democratic leadership means healthier middle class. You know perfectly well Bush was the wrecking ball for your capitalistic experiment. Reagan was a joke that even the clown party who used to hold in such doesn't like to mention him much any more because they are either having to justify why the measures he took ... like raising the debt ceiling, engaging the military without asking for permission from congress were appropriate... or having to face the fact that his was the most corrupt administrations in US history. So now you resort to just sweeping him under the rug like you do with Bush.
Your new approach is discussing capitalist theory as if a republiclown hasn't yet experimented with it or that it has never ever failed. You cling to the childish grievances of a woman who's daddy was on the wrong side of history and yet ironically managed to pursue an education her daddy's system would have denied her. YOU want to talk about stupid?
Here's some truth in the world right now. The reason we are in the process of digging ourselves out is your last republiclown offering abandoned the free market to save it... and when your paranoia grew to such a degree you wanted to undo everything Obama you elected a takeover of congress with the most ineffectual congress in history. Ergo its been done sans republiclowns blessings or capitalist purists at the helm.
So now the conservatrons come in clinging to Ayn Rand's blather without looking at the fact that she herself or her organization never created a tangible product other than something that is equivalent to any of the self help, feel good seminars like Zig Ziglar, Brian Tracy, Werner Erhard, Scientology, 700 club, The Secret.... ad infitinum.
She was just another one of the people who found they could make more money talking about some wealth idea than actually working for a living... unless you call show biz working.
Another fact is that even the great Ayn Rand in the end had to abandon the free market system in order to save herself... She received financial and medical assistance in her final years after years of excess (amphetamines and smoking). She did it under a pseudonym (fraud). To cap it off all she sold was a theory... like L. Ron Hubbard... from some fiction she wrote... only L Ron Hubbard had more finesse. Crap with finess is still crap... and there are plenty of bozo's out there that just loves them some crap.